Just a Geek
Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise
By Wil Wheaton
(O'Reilly Media, Hardcover, 9780596007683, 304pp.)
Publication Date: June 2004
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
From the author of "Dancing Barefoot"--blogger, geek, and "Star Trek: The Next Generation's*" Wesley Crusher--comes his own personal story, to be promoted in both traditional "geek" and entertainment and sci-fi circles.
Wil Wheaton may be one of the most unusual celebrities of our time. Born into stardom with the movie "Stand By Me", and then growing up on television as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Wil was in the spotlight nearly his entire childhood. Instead of burning out as a child star, he left fame behind and became a computer specialist in what Hollywood might consider the middle of nowhere: Topeka, Kansas. Now, Wil considers himself "just a geek", and both Dancing Barefoot and the forthcoming biography Just a Geek are about his journey in rediscovering himself and coming to terms with what it means to be famous, or, ironically, famous for being previously famous.